Hi! I’m Kate from cheapcraftymama.com. I’m so excited to get to be guest-posting here at The Crafty Nest because it is one of my favorite blogs to read and I feel like I have a lot in common with Vanessa! I love to create things (crafts, gifts, home decor, food, and kidcrafts) so I started my blog to share my passion for creating with others! I am a former decorative painter turned stay-at-home-mom and I absolutely love getting to spend every day with my 17 month old son (and I’m looking forward to welcoming another baby this summer!)
Today I’m going to show you how I made this cute “Love” T-shirt. It’s very easy to make (I’m including a no sew-version too if you’re not a sewer) and I was able to make it for free since I already had the supplies on hand. If you love this shirt and want to have one just like it for you or your little sweetie, you are in luck because I will be giving one away!
4 scraps of fabric
1 sheet of applique (I use Lite Steam-A-Seam2)
Step 1: Cut your applique paper to the size you want your “Love” to be. Then draw the letters on the applique paper.
*The applique paper consists of 3 layers: a double-sided sticky layer surrounded by 2 waxy layers of paper. One of the pieces of waxy paper sticks on better than the other one, this is the best side to draw on.
Step 2: Cut the letters apart. Remove the less-sticky side of waxy paper and stick the applique paper onto the back of each piece of fabric.
When you are making the “L” and “E” you will need to do one extra step because the image is going to be reversed when it goes on the shirt and you don’t want your letters to be backwards. Turn the letter over and trace the lines onto the less-sticky side of waxy paper. Then you will take off the other side of waxy paper and stick the applique on the back of the fabric you want to use.
Step 3: Cut out the letters and heart.